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About Mary Catherine

Mary Catherine is an associate in Bradley Murchison’s Baton Rouge office. She primarily assists firm clients in the area of Energy & Natural Resources.


While attending law school, Mary Catherine worked as a law clerk with Bradley Murchison. She assisted firm attorneys conducting legal research, drafting memoranda, examining title history, and drafting title opinions. During this time, Mary Catherine assisted the Honorable Scott McLemore, Vidalia City Court Judge, remotely conducting research and drafting memoranda.  She also clerked for the Louisiana Department of Justice in the Lands and Natural Resources section. While at the Department of Justice, Mary Catherine co-authored two articles with Assistant Attorney General, Ryan Seidemann, which provided updates of funeral and cemetery case law. Additionally, during her time in law school, she worked for the East Baton Rouge Office of the Public Defender.

Southern University Law Center:
Dean’s List – Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
CALI Awards for Excellence in Evidence, Construction Law, and Advanced Legal Writing
Senior Editor, Southern University Law Review
Ambassador, Student Recruitment Committee
President and Founder, Southern Law chapter of the American Constitution Society
Vice President, Southern Law Running Club


Loyola University New Orleans:
Loyola University New Orleans Merit Scholarship Recipient
Dean’s List – Summer 2012, Spring 2015
College of Business President, Student Government Association
Junior and Senior Class Representative(s), University Programming Board
Membership Vice President, Epsilon Mu Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority
Member, Loyola Society for Civic Engagement
Member, National Society of Leadership and Success


“To See or Not to See: The Constant Conflict Between Promoting Public Access to Information Whilst Maintaining Confidentiality in Student Records,” 45 S.U. L. Rev. 214, 2018


“Rising from the Dead: A Jurisprudential Review of Recent Cemetery and Human Remains Cases,” 45 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 1, co-authored with Ryan Seidemann, 2019


“What Lies Beneath: A Jurisprudential Review of Recent Cemetery and Human Remains Cases,” 67.2 Drake L. Rev., co-authored with Ryan Seidemann, forthcoming Fall 2019



“Lease Issues to Consider for Title Examination,” by Margaret G. Patton, Nathan M. Telep, Matthew R. Lee and Mary Catherine Joiner, Oil & Gas Mineral Title Examination (Rocky Mt. Min. L. Fdn. 2019), presented by Margaret G. Patton by at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Oil & Gas Mineral Title Examination, Westminster, CO, September 26, 2019. 

Practice Areas

Southern University Law Center, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2018
Loyola University New Orleans, Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business and Legal Studies, 2015

Bar Affiliations

Louisiana, 2019


United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana


Louisiana State Bar Association
Baton Rouge Bar Association
American Bar Association
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Women’s Energy Network – South Louisiana Chapter
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel